The Weeknd postponed First Tour concert after nationwide wireless outage in Canada

After a widespread cellphone outage in Canada, The Weeknd decided to postpone the opening performance of his tour.

At the Rogers Center in his hometown of Toronto, the 32-year-old singer was scheduled to kick off his After Hours performance until dawn on Friday night. Canada’s leading wireless carrier, Rogers Wireless, experienced an outage that prevented performance from continuing.

“I am heartbroken and crushed. Despite spending the entire day on the scene, he claimed it was not his fault due to Rogers’ collapse in a statement posted on his Instagram story. “I did my best, but operations and security were compromised.”

The “Blinding Lights” singer was “on site and ready to play,” according to a Live Nation statement on Twitter, but the event had to be postponed due to the disruption “as venue operations and infrastructure are not viable.” until service is complete.” back.”

The Weeknd drew praise from Drake for booking such a sizable space in his hometown.

In a series of videos uploaded to his Instagram story, Drake, 35, pinpointed the exact spot where he first heard The Weeknd’s music.

“Okay, look. My first exposure to The Weeknd’s music was right here, in this little entry area, on the song “Started from the Bottom.” “said the rapper in a selfie-style video.


“Of course, my brother Oliver [El-Khatib] deserves a salute. Here, Oliver played The Weeknd to me,” Drake recalled. “This was my previous residence in Toronto. We have a place here. The rain was falling.

Drake said, referring to the facility’s original name: “That same man will sell the SkyDome tomorrow.”

The “Toosie Slide” singer seemed to encourage fans at the end of the video to follow The Weeknd’s example and pay attention to his profession because success can happen at any time.


In March, The Weeknd revealed his initial tour schedule. The performances, which also include Doja Cat, are in support of Dawn FM, his most recent studio album, and After Hours, his 2020 album.

The stadium tour was supposed to start Friday night in Toronto and end in September in Los Angeles.

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